Just around the corner, Rocky Mountain will be shipping the long awaited Element 970 BC edition in late November. Given that big travel isn’t required for most of my favorite trails around Tahoe, I look forward to testing this xc-trail hybrid, which is the choice setup for many of Rocky’s staff and riding community. With ingenious geometry and a supple suspension setup, I wager that it’ll be fully capable through rough sections and trails such as Hole in the ground and North Tahoe Rim Trail. While this isn’t the ultimate go-big shuttle bike, as it’s bred to be race light and efficient, any bike that climbs and smashes most descents like the standard Element will surely beg for my attention as the daily whip. Bring it on, Rocky Mountain nailed it with the BC edition.